Mourners gathered outside City Hall Tuesday to remember three Philadelphia firefighters who’ve died in the last year. NewsWorks Image/Tom MacDonald
What was going to be a memorial marking one year since two Philadelphia Firefighters who lost their lives on the job became even larger today.
Dozens of firefighers and their families attended the service outside City Hall, marking the lives of Lt. Robert Neary, and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney who died a year ago as well as Capt. Michael Goodwin who was killed battling a blaze Saturday. continue reading »
“They came together as if to fill in for my husband where he left off,” said Dianne Neary. Husband Robert died battling a warehouse fire in April. NewsWorks photo/Emma Lee
The widow of a Philadelphia firefighter who was killed in an April warehouse fire in Kensington is getting some help from her extended firefighter family.
Dianne Neary needed work done on her Somerton house. She reached out to hire some firefighters who knew her deceased husband Robert to do the work. Instead, they came together, donated their time, and even recruited others. continue reading »
Troop 226 performed at the 2011 Somerton Community Day. Photo/George Mai
The Somerton Civic Association is at it again.
The organization will hold its second annual Community Day this Saturday, and after making some tweaks, members hope for an even more successful event than last year’s.
Like last year, businesses in the neighborhood will set up tables at no cost to provide information about their products and services and meet the neighbors. “Just bring a table and personnel,” SCA President Dolores Barbieri explained at Tuesday’s meeting. Though many businesses have already agreed to set up tables, those who want to participate Saturday still can.
This year’s event will be held at Boyle Playground at 13024 Stevens Rd. It’s a fitting location, as the SCA will donate $100 to the Daniel Boyle Scholarship fund. continue reading »
Surveillance footage shows a theft in the basement at SmokeEaters Pub. Image/Philadelphia Police
Police in the 15th District are looking for the man seen stealing from raffle baskets at a firefighters fundraiser Friday night.
SmokeEaters Pub in Holmesburg held a benefit for deceased firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney. During the party, a suspect was seen on surveillance camera cutting into and stealing from raffle baskets meant for the fundraiser. Neary and Sweeney died last weekend battling a factory fire in Kensington. continue reading »
Memorial services have been set for the two Philadelphia firefighters who died Monday battling a multi-alarm blaze n Kensington.
Lt. Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney were putting out a fire at a warehouse in the neighborhood when they were trapped in a collapse. They both worked out of Ladder 10 at Kensington and Castor Avenues. continue reading »